Micro Filming

Efficient, Economic and Simple
Microfilm has long been recognized as one of the most efficient, economic and simple ways of storing large quantities of information. As a source of storing archives, microfilming gives you a viewable archive that has a life expectancy of up to 500 year with a single roll of film able to store up to 2,500 images. Hundreds of the year of research material can be maintained in a much smaller space as compared to the printed counterpart.

Benefits of Microfilming

Being the perfect medium for the permanent retention of source materials the use of 16mm and 35mm microfilm offers the following benefits:

  • A microfilmed document reproduce an identical copy of the original source material that is unable to be edited or tempered.
  • Link to a microfilm reader,scanner or printer microfilms are easy to use and have the ability to be printed, faxed and emailed.
  • On a page for page basis microfilm is one of the cheapest way of storing archival documents.
  • The use of 35mm filing allows us to film large format materials in total image perspective allowing for the coalition of many documents on a single roll of film.
  • It is possible to scan from a microfilm to digital format thereby providing an identical copy that can be archived permanently.

Archival Material on Microfilms

National Archives of Pakistan has preserved the following archival material on microfilms

  • 6,280 microfilm rolls of Archival Collections
  • 5,000 photographs of Quaid-i-Azam.
  • 50,000 photographs on History of Pakistan acquired from Daily Morning News.